Roy brings over 20 years of specialized knowledge and workexperience solely in the field of employee recognition. He founded theRecognition Management Institute acquired by Rideau in 2006 (now the VistanceInstitute) and is a global employee recognition expert, author, and speaker.Roy is the longest serving member of Recognition Professionals International’s(RPI) Best Practices Awards judging committee.

Roy developed the Recognition Strategy Model® for facilitating aleader driven recognition purpose, philosophy, and plan, for aligningrecognition with organizational business strategy. He co-authored theRecognition Skills Assessment® (RSA), an assessment tool developed to determinebehavioral strengths of managers in giving effective recognition to employeesand is the instructional developer of the Vistance Learning® managementdevelopment modules for learning recognition behavioral skills which can beprescribed from the RSA.

Roy is the author of PracticingRecognition, Giving the RealRecognition Way, and 101 Ways to GiveEVERYDAY Real Recognition. He is also a regular columnist for IncentiveMagazine and Training Magazine and is a popular blog writer.

He is a member of Recognition Professionals International (RPI),Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and WorldatWork associations.